TRILLION TREES NEWS

OCTOBER 2019

26,000 SEEDLINGS PLANTED AT GUILDFORD MEADOWS

The plantings for Guildford Meadows were mammoth - 26 thousand seedlings to plant.  Originally we had three days in our calendar for community plantings but it soon became clear that we needed much more time as the pantings were hard going. We decided that apart from planting during the week we would include a fourth community day - on Fathers Day.

The day before on Saturday 31 August, the 3rd Community day was a glorious spring day. Everyone was in excellent form with many families attending. Fathers Day, the next day, the weather changed and by 9:30 am we had serious rain and wind! A group of determined people planted through the rain - many were soaking wet, boots and all! A small team remained for lunch but Mother Nature kept up the pressure, and with the rain beating sideways we finally packed up in a big hurry with the knowledge that we had 6 thousand seedlings yet to plant ! That was 1st September.

On 11 September a team of inspired people put the last plants in the ground! It took five more days from Fathers Day to now to complete the planting of  the 26 thousand seedlings. We couldn't have done this without our volunteers who just would not give up - it reminds me of the quote from the anthropologist Margaret Mead:

 
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

We commenced the 20 Million Trees Planting in June -  three and a half months later we have finally finished!  Now commences the next stage of work, that of checking over the plantings, weeding and monitoring - I hope you can join us!.

Thank you to all of you who joined us to contribute towards our Trillion Trees Challenge.
Trillion Trees is the proud recipient of a $22,000 gift from the ANZ Community Foundation to support grassroots environmental sustainability initiatives.

This gift will support our June 2020 Trillion Trees annual community planting event at Whiteman Park.

Thank you ANZ for helping us bring people together to heal our ancient lands of Western Australia one tree at a time.

This significant news marks the start of planning for the 2020 planting season. Stay tuned for more information.

Trillion Trees Bee Group

After hibernation the Trillion Trees bees are busy making honey. Our Bee Group meets regularly and are busy planning upcoming events. If you are interested in bees and would like to join this group, email contact@trilliontrees.org.au and we will pass this on to them.

NEXT MEETING -  24 October at 5pm in the Trillion Trees Studio. Everyone welcome. Bring a plate and a gold coin donation. As space is limited an RSVP is essential.

UPCOMING PRESENTATION

Presentation by Dr Terry Houston
SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2019
10 AM - 12 NOON
Join bee expert Dr Terry Houston for a fascinating talk about native bees in our bushland. Dr Houston, a retired Curator of Insects at The Western Australian Museum, Research Associate at UWA and author of “A Guide to Native Bees of Australia”. Perth has extraordinary native bee fauna, which is highly dependent on specific native flora. Learn about our fascinating native bees and the relationships they have with our local native plants. Dr Houston will speak for 45 minutes plus time for questions, with light refreshments to follow with an opportunity to learn and share about what local native plants grow in your area.
TICKETS S10 members $15 non members
Space is limited. GET YOUR TICKET HERE

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A world audit of trees in 2015 shows there are just 3 trillion trees left in the world - that's half what there used to be.

We, as a global community, need a new tree planting target - to plant 1 trillion trees!

If each person in the world plants 140 trees, we will achieve this!
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